WCCF Offers Non-Profit Board Training
In 2018, the Foundation announced that all non-profit organizations that receive any type of grant from Washington County Community Foundation would have the opportunity to complete Board of Director training in order to receive grants in 2020. Two sessions were offered in 2019 and one session will be available in 2020. Nonprofits that have Board members that completed the training in 2019 are to be commended for their prompt action and response! If a nonprofit is unsure as to whether they have any board members who have gone through this training, please reach out to the Washington County Community Foundation to find out.
Members of nonprofit Board of Directors are invited to this informative, fast-paced training on March 17, 2020, presented by David Bennett. David served as the Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne for 22 years. At the last session, attendees gave very positive feedback on the presentation content and style. Several local non-profits have sent multiple board members as a way of providing cost-effective training for their board.
David formed the Community Foundation Research and Training Institute (CFRTI) in 2017. CFRTI provides a variety of training opportunities for community foundations and nonprofit organizations, along with strategic planning facilitation and the preparation of organizational risk assessments.
David is a life-long Hoosier. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Williams College, and a Master’s in Public Affairs from Princeton University. He currently resides in Grabill, Indiana. David is President-Elect of the Rotary Club of Fort Wayne and has been recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow.
The 2020 session of Board of Directors training will be March 17th beginning at 8:30 AM at the Community Learning Center at 1707 N. Shelby Street in Salem. The training will be an all-day event and should end by 4:30 PM. Please plan to stay for the entire session so your organization gets credit for attending.
Beginning this year, Washington County Community Foundation will require that nonprofits that receive funding from us have at least one current board member that has completed this valuable training. Board members will sharpen their knowledge of the most critical elements of nonprofit management. Nonprofits that already have board members that attended a previous training in 2019 are encouraged to send more to this highly informative training. Non-profits that do NOT have a Board member that has completed the training will NOT be eligible for any type of grants until this requirement is completed. If an organization had a former Board member that attended the training and is no longer on their Board of Directors, they will to need have another Board Member attend in order to receive grants.
A refundable fee of $100.00 is due by March 10, 2020. Upon successful completion of the program, Washington County Community Foundation will reimburse the organization or individual.
If you should have any questions or would like to reserve a spot(s), please contact Judy or Lindsey at 812-883-7334 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington County Community Foundation is a nonprofit public charity established in 1993 to serve donors, award grants, and provide leadership to improve Washington County forever